Business Analyst (6 Month Contract)


Posted: 03/09/2021


Optionis is the market-leading provider of accountancy, tax and umbrella employment solutions to contractors and small businesses within the UK. You will be joining a team of 450 staff, who represent highly successful brands such as Parasol, ClearSky, SJD Accountancy and Nixon Williams.


Role Summary

The role of the Business Analyst is to take ownership of working with business teams to elicit business and operational change requirements across several concurrent initiatives associated with the Target Operating Model Programme and its supporting new technologies and systems.

To understand subsequent changes to business processes and functionality and deliver detailed solutions that support the business needs to the agreed timescales and quality.

The candidate must have an agile approach to requirement elicitation and process re-design. The focus must be on increasing quality, higher productivity, improved stakeholder engagement and satisfaction and with faster time to market.

The Business Analyst will report to the strategic Transformational Change team, established to deliver an extensive portfolio of strategic and tactical transformational change to deliver on our 5-year plan.


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Work with the business to input into the definition of the desired business outcome, opportunity, its context and desired future state and vision
  • To work with the business and appointed third party vendors to define and develop improvements and efficiencies to business processes arising from the implementation of new technology solutions
  • Be responsible for understanding, analysing and interpreting business requirements and needs
  • Identify appropriate, effective and efficient solutions
  • Use personal influence to gain buy in from key stakeholders
  • Take ownership and responsibility for developing and delivering the detailed business requirements to support the solution to a high standard
  • Report to the project manager and business leads to ensure successful project delivery
  • Work collaboratively within the project environment to ensure solution is clear and development meets business needs
  • Support project implementation and business readiness activities to ensure that any new operating models, processes and procedures are in place and embedded
  • Contribute to best practice and play a role in setting the standard for business analysis at Optionis


What we are looking for:

  • BCS, or equivalent Business Analysis qualification preferred
  • Experience of successful project/workstream delivery
  • Highly organised and action-focused with ability to meet internal deadlines, works well under pressure
  • Tenacious, able to demonstrate repeated effort and resilience when overcoming a number of obstacles to achieve a result
  • Resourceful
  • Flexible, willing to adapt thinking and behaviour to suit the requirements of different situations
  • Approachable and able to command respect and trust
  • Ability to motivate and encourage others
  • Experience of stakeholder identification and management, and leading those affected through the change
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and methods


Company benefits:

  • Your Flexibility – we give our staff the ability to choose the way in which they work, be that fully from home, in an office or in an arrangement mixing the best of both
  • Industry leading career development
  • 23 days holiday per year (excluding bank holidays). As a special thank you for each completed year of service with the company you will receive an additional days holiday (up to a maximum of 28 days or pro rata equivalent)
  • Additional days off for birthday and 100% attendance
  • Exclusive discounts & offers from ‘Savings Pal’ – UK’s leading benefits platform
  • Private medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Pension
  • ‘Dress down’ dress code
  • Free parking
  • Tusker Car benefit scheme – salary sacrifice green CO2 capped
  • Free mortgage service
  • Holiday buy and exchange scheme
  • Gym discount
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Eye care vouchers – Specsavers
  • The opportunity to earn vouchers for business referrals and reviews

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